Flu is unpredictable. The Flu vaccination provides the best protection against the virus. There are different strains of the flu virus and the strains that are most likely to cause illness are identified in advance of the flu season. Vaccines are then made to match them as closely as possible.
It is best to have your flu vaccination in the autumn or early winter before flu rates increase. Remember that you need it every year, don’t assume you are protected because you had one last year.
The nursing team hold Flu clinics every year in the autumn for all eligible patients including those aged 65 and over and patients that are at risk. This includes patients who have a long term condition, patients who are pregnant and residents of residential and nursing homes.
An invite will be sent to all eligible patients through their preferred contact method during this time to arrange an appointment.
The Flu jab is given quickly and easily. It will only take a few minutes and could save your life.
If you would like to check your eligibility or ask any question about the Flu vaccine, please contact the surgery.